NEWS BRIEFS — Sequim forum set today (Sunday) for 24th District candidates . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — State Rep. Steve Tharinger and two challengers for his District 24 seat will speak in a forum in Sequim today.

The forum will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.

It is the first of five forums planned by the Clallam County League of Women Voters before the Aug. 5 primary election.

Tharinger, a Sequim Democrat, is seeking a third term representing the district that covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County.

He is challenged by Republican Thomas Greisamer of Moclips in Grays Harbor County and Dr. Stafford Conway, a Sequim neurologist who filed as a Libertarian.

The same District 24 candidates also will be at a league forum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Upcoming league forums will feature the three-candidate race for Clallam County commissioner District 3, as well as the four-candidate race for the 6th Congressional District seat now held by Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor.

The top-two primary election Aug. 5 will narrow the Nov. 4 general election ballot to the two candidates who received the most primary election votes. Primary ballots will be mailed to registered voters July 18.

At each of the forums, each candidate will have three minutes for opening remarks. Questions will be taken from the audience. Each candidate will have the opportunity to answer each question. A candidate meet-and-greet will follow.

Power outages

The Bonneville Power Administration has scheduled two planned power outages to maintain its equipment at the Sappho Substation.

Power outages are planned for next Sunday, June 29 and Sept. 7.

Outages will take place between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. and will affect all customers in the Forks area, Jefferson County south of Forks, LaPush, Sekiu, Clallam Bay, Neah Bay, Beaver, Sappho, Pysht and all areas west of Lake Crescent.

For more information, phone Quimby Moon at 360-565-3210 or 800-542-7859, ext. 210, or email

Senior meals served

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Senior Nutrition Site dinners will be served at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

A suggested donation is $5 for those who are 60 or older.

People younger than 60 can attend for $8.

Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance to 360-457-8921.

Menus are subject to change.

■ Tuesday: Strawberry salad, roasted pork, baked sweet potato, asparagus and baked apples.

■ Wednesday: Carrot salad, chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf, lima beans and peach crisp.

■ Thursday: Ambrosia, cheeseburger with toppings, tater tots and watermelon.

■ Friday: Waldorf salad, BBQ beef sandwich, broccoli slaw and fresh pineapple.

Drum Circle slated

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Community Drum Circle will be held at the Peninsula College Longhouse, 502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The event is free and open to the public.

Experienced or beginning drummers are welcome. Bring a drum, rattles or other percussion.

Drum circles are held the fourth Tuesday of each month.

For more information, phone Penny Burdick at 360-461-4538, email or visit

Flights landing late

COUPEVILLE — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island at the outlying field in Coupeville this week.

From Monday through Thursday, training is scheduled at Coupeville late at night.

Training also is scheduled early in the afternoon and late at night Friday.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island's comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email to

All other questions can be directed to the NAS Whidbey Island Public Affairs Office at 360-257-2286.

Auditions for kids

PORT TOWNSEND — Auditions for an August play with young actors ages 7-16 will be at the Chameleon Theater, 800 W. Park Ave., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Actors may attend either audition.

Generation Goat Rocket's new musical play, “Girl Eat Monster,” was written by Phina and Sophie Pipia.

The show is set in a library after-hours and follows a fearless young book lover who gets lost in a novel.

There are 20 roles to be cast in the production; young actors are sought to play the part of librarians, an infamous author, a triumphant antagonist, a hero, a heroine and a chorus of dancing books.

Participants will spend Aug. 25-29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rehearsing and learning songs and dances.

Performances will take place Aug. 29-31.

The program is open to 20 young actors and is free to local youths.

For more information, phone 360-774-2965 or visit

Pranic healing

PORT ANGELES — A free Pranic Healing Clinic will take place at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 131 W. Fifth St., from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ages 16 and older are welcome.

The clinic starts off with a Twin Hearts Meditation guided by the founder of Modern Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga, Grand Master Choa Kok Sui.

Master Choa Kok Sui Pranic Healing is a system of energy-based healing techniques that utilizes “prana” to balance, harmonize and transform the body's energy processes by cleansing, energizing and balancing the body's bio-electromagentic field, or aura.

Note: Pranic healers do not physically touch the client, are not licensed in the state, are not doctors and do not make diagnosed decisions.

When attending, dress comfortably.

For more information, visit

Third Comicon scheduled next month

CLALLAM BAY — The third annual Clallam Bay Comicon will take place July 13-14 at the Lions Club building in Clallam Bay, 90 Bogachiel St.

The event features artists, discussion panels, music and more.

There will be no admission fee.

Show organizer Donna Barr said this may be the last year for the show but that she put it on to prove she could do it.

“If I can do it way out here, anybody can do it,” she said.

“The largest nearby town, Port Angeles, has many facilities — space and hotel accommodations, eateries, excellent inexpensive bus service, local attractions and accessible wilderness — that would make a comicon a success, and once a town has a comicon, the opportunities for all businesses just grow.”

For more information, visit

Cowboy 5K/10K

PORT HADLOCK — The Cowboy 5K/10K, a fundraiser for Keep Chimacum Kids Active, will be held at the East Jefferson Little League field, 80 Elkins Road, on Sunday, July 13.

The race begins at 8:30 a.m.

Runners, walkers and families of all kinds are invited to participate.

No pets are allowed.

Registration is $35 for the 10K and $25 for the 5K. The registration cost increases on race day by $5.

Register online at and search for “Cowboy 5K.”

For more information, phone 360-990-1806 or email

Program expands

PORT ANGELES — Queen of Angels School, 1007 S. Oak St., is expanding its current music program.

Each grade will meet twice a week and have the opportunity to experience liturgical music, instruments and choir.

Music teacher Marcea Rinehart is heading the program.

Rinehart is a graduate of Queen of Angels School, with a degree in music education and a background in piano and percussion.

For more information on Queen of Angels School or to schedule a tour, phone 360-457-6903.

Crescent grad gets honors from WSU

PULLMAN — Jonathon Waldrip recently graduated with honors, magna cum laude, from Washington State University.

He received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering.

Waldrip is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, WSU Honors College and was president of the WSU Freerunning Club.

He plans to return to WSU in the fall to begin work on a master's degree.

He is a 2010 graduate of Crescent High School in Joyce and the son of Pete and Sue Waldrip.

Student graduates

BELLINGHAM — Emily E. Kunz recently graduated with honors from Western Washington University in Bellingham, where she received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology/pre-health care professions specialization with a minor in chemistry.

Kunz was founder and president of the WWU marine technology club, member of the WWU pre-med club, varsity athlete on the WWU women's rowing team and president of the United Methodist Church college club.

While attending WWU, she was employed with the university's Academic and Career Development Services Department.

Kunz is now employed as a medical scribe until her matriculation into medical school in fall 2015.

She is the daughter of Cynthia and Michael Kunz and granddaughter of Russell Kunz, all of Port Townsend.

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